Wednesday, April 23, 2014
South Brooklyn Pizza is closing … and moving
EVG reader MP spotted this sign last night at South Brooklyn Pizza … apparently the pizzeria, with four locations in Brooklyn, is closing here at the end of this week … and moving to an undisclosed new space.
There isn't any mention yet on South Brooklyn's Facebook page about this new East Village location. (An employee told MP that they were still looking for space.)
Shortly after opening at 122 First Ave. between East Seventh Street and East Eighth Street in April 2010, South Brooklyn Pizza began expanding into the space next door formerly occupied by Ruben's Empanadas. There was a legal battle over this move, which Jeremiah Moss covered here. (It was never easy for South Brooklyn. There was also opposition to the pizzeria's liquor license. And what became of those "Fondle Parties"?)
The expanded dining room opened in August 2012.
Also in August 2012, the company behind South Brooklyn Pizza filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
In any event, this will be a lonely stretch of First Avenue … next-door neighbor Kim's is also closing in the months ahead.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Opposition to South Brooklyn Pizza's liquor license